Is your child a budding history buff?

If your children are budding history buffs, you might want to tell them about a contest where they can win a cash prize (a little birdie told us the prizes are up to $10,000!).

It's hosted by the State of Ohio War of 1812 Commission, and open to Ohio students in grades 7 to 12. Here's how it works: Students choose from one of several prompts (they incorporate the War of 1812) and create an essay, Powerpoint, web site or podcast on the topic. There's plenty of time to enter, as submissions are due Jan. 31, 2014.

To learn more or to enter, click here.

-Heather Weekley